Justice Ginsburg Seems Convinced A Democratic President Will Fill Her Seat After 2016

October 4th, 2013

She offers these remarks to Bob Barnes in the Washington Post:

“I think it’s going to be another Democratic president” after Obama, Ginsburg said. “The Democrats do fine in presidential elections; their problem is they can’t get out the vote in the midterm elections.”

RBG also offers these details about her campaign to become a Justice:

Even with Clinton in the White House, it was hardly a sure thing. Ginsburg was far better known as the pioneering lawyer for women’s legal rights who won five of six cases at the Supreme Court in the 1970s than for the next 13 years she had spent on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“I had a law clerk who said, ‘If you do nothing at all, maybe you’ll be number 25 on the president’s list. So we have to do something to put you forward,’ ” Ginsburg recalled in a recent interview.

Her husband, a nationally known and well-connected tax lawyer, “became my campaign manager,” Ginsburg said. He organized a letter-writing campaign so aggressive it earned press attention.